The Family of Ethel May Trevorrow formerly Cutter (1883 – 1954)

Ethel May Cutter was born 15 January 1883 and baptised 15 April 1883 at Pampisford, a daughter of William Cutter and Caroline formerly Flack.

In 1891 she was living at home.

In the 1901 census of 38 Blandford square, Marylebone, she appears to be a general domestic servant, aged 19, in the household of Walter Waters, a retired dairyman.

Ethel May Cutter married first Herbert George P. Brown in the September quarter 1903 in the London City district.


In 1911, living in 8 rooms at Ethelbert House, Torrington Park, Finchley, Herbert Brown was aged 30, married for 8 years, a house contractor manager born at Stoke Newington.  Ethel, his wife, was born at Pampisford.  No children had been born to them.  There were also two boarders living there, Kingsley Freeman aged 26 a bank clerk born in Newbury and John Cracknell aged 22, a bank clerk born in Norwich.  It is not known what became of Herbert.

She married Joseph Hicks Langford Trevorrow (born 4 January1875 at Paul, Cornwall) in Paddington, London in the September quarter 1918. He was a son of William Lawry Trevorrow and Nancy Bamfield formerly Langford, who were married in the Bristol district in the December quarter 1872.  William Lawry Trevorrow’s birth was registered in the Penzance district in the March quarter of 1844, and Nancy Bamfield Langford’s birth was registered in the Penzance district in the March quarter of 1843.  On his retirement as a master mariner, William Lawry Trevorrow seems to have bought The Weldless Steel Tube Company, founded in 1897, to provide him with an income and to give two of his sons an occupation, because in 1911 the Trevorrows were living at Alton House, Tupton, Chesterfield.  The head of the household was William L. aged 67, a retired master mariner.  With him was his wife, Nancy B. aged 68 and married for 38 years, and single children son Joseph H.L. aged 36, general manager Weldless Steel Tube Co., daughter Wilhelmina aged 31 and son Havelock aged 28, assistant general manager Weldless Steel Tube Co.  All were born at St Ives.  There were also two local single general servants, Francis Cheetham aged 19 and Martha Stone aged 16. 

Their only child was Joan, born 1st May 1919, though a birth registration cannot be found for her.  Joseph Trevorrow was then managing director of Chesterfield Tube Company. They lived at Newbold House, Chesterfield, where Sidney was their gardener. In about 1929 they moved to "Dunroamin", the bungalow they had built opposite Ingmanthorpe Farm, Cutthorpe. In about 1936 or 7 they moved to The Gables, Fulwood, Sheffield and later to 18, Stumperlowe Mansions, Fulwood, Sheffield.

The Trevorrows then moved to The Cottage, Cutthorpe, next to Ingmanthorpe Farm. It had apparently always been Joseph Trevorrow's wish to retire to that cottage and when it came up for sale, he bought it but only lived there for about 6 months before he died.

Joseph Hicks Langford Trevorrow was awarded the CBE for his services to industry and was an accomplished artist. He died 25 March 1949 at the Royal Infirmary Sheffield. Ethel May Trevorrow died 3 November 1954 at 10 Sumner Place, South Kensington, London.

Joan married Jack Rutherford, an engineer and died in 1991.

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Posted November 2016